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Celebrating National Women’s Week—May 9-15, 2021: Focus on FGM/C (Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting)

Filed in Event News by on May 9, 2021

The week of May 9 – 15, 2021, is designated as National Women’s Health Week» (#NWHW) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health» (OWH). The weeklong observance highlights the importance of women and girl’s health and wellness. This year’s theme, “Ending the Epidemic and Elevating Women’s Health,” focuses on women’s health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In alignment with this year’s theme, NSDI raises awareness of FGM/C (female genital mutilation/cutting), an illegal practice that involves partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Data suggests more than 513,000 girls and women» in the United States have experienced or are at risk of experiencing FGM/C. In California, the most impacted state, more than 57,000 women and girls have experienced or are at risk of experiencing FGM/C.

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NSDI to Host Lemon Grove Virtual Resource Town Hall on September 14, 2020

Filed in Event News by on September 8, 2020

The Lemon Grove big LemonNSDI (Nile Sisters Development Initiative), in collaboration with FULSToP » partners, will host the Lemon Grove Virtual Resource Town Hall(opens new window) » on September 14, 2020. The virtual informational town hall will take place from 3:30 – 5:00 pm to provide information and education to Lemon Grove residents on smoke-free multi-unit housing, COVID-19, food assistance resources, 2020 Census(opens new window) », community safety programs and resources, and vocational training opportunities. Attendees will engage in a community discussion with tobacco-control advocates and subject-matter experts from U.S. Census Bureau(opens new window) », San Diego’s Regional Planning Agency (SANDAG)(opens new window) », San Diego Hunger Coalition(opens new window) », San Diego County District Attorney(opens new window) »., and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (Lemon Grove Substation)(opens new window) ».

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